Learn About Acupuncture Health Benefits and Pain Relief

Acupuncture health benefits are not always widely known. Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is not just for pain relief.

From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.

Sure, as acupuncturists, one of our treatment modalities is to insert very fine needles along specific points of the body to affect change in the way the body’s energy is flowing. By doing so, we help relieve all kinds of pain. The part of acupuncture that most people don’t understand is that while focused on correcting energy imbalances, acupuncture treatment is a complete holistic medical protocol. Since acupuncture treatment is essentially new to the United States (only since the 1970s), there are more and more results of studies that utilize our scientific methods of research surfacing.

Acupuncture needles in cupFor example, there has been some scientific research applied to traditional Chinese medicine to find out what it affects and how it works. What researchers have found is evidence that acupuncture health benefits include the stimulation and  the release of brain chemicals, such as endorphins, that function to relieve pain. Research has also shown that acupuncture strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, decreases muscle tightness, and increases joint flexibility. In addition, acupuncture has a vasodilating affect. Proper circulation is essential for good health. Studies have shown that acupuncture stimulation improves blood flow to the skin, muscle, brain and various other internal organs.

Because acupuncture health benefits include so many aspects of the body, including the internal organs, we can help with a wide variety of conditions:

• Chronic low back pain
• Chronic bronchitis
• Sinus infections
• Common colds and the flu
Depression and anxiety
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Thyroid conditions
• Allergies
• Migraines
• Infertility
• Conditions that occur during pregnancy and birth
• Labor induction
• Post-partum health

If this list seems random, that’s because it is. Acupuncture has so many benefits to health. It can be used to treat and co-treat all aspects of health, including internal medicine conditions. If you’ve tried everything, and nothing has worked. Or, if you are just wondering whether acupuncture can help you, give us a call. It is a wholistic approach to natural health care. And, it’s our mission to help you heal, enhance your vitality and help you truly feel great again!

– Amy


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